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Nicte Itzel Mejia, M.D.

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2012 - 2013
HMS Harold Amos Faculty Diversity Award
2013 - 2014
DSC Disparities Leadership Program
2014 - 2015
YMCA Achievers Award
2015 - 2015
MGH Service Excellence Leadership Award Honorable Mention
2016 - 2016
Outstanding Healthcare Professional Award
2017 - 2017
YW LeadBoston Executive Leadership Program
2018 - 2018
AAN Diversity Leadership Program
2018 - 2018
MGH Ernesto Gonzalez Award
2018 - 2018
HMS Scholars in Medicine Excellence in Student Mentoring Award
2019 - 2019
The Partnership Leadership Development Program
2019 - 2019
AAN Neurology on the Hill

Overview
Nicte I. Mejia, MD MPH FAAN is Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Associate in Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital. She serves as Director of the MGH Neurology Community Health, Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives and founded the MGH Youth Neurology Education and Research Program which she continues to lead. Dr. Mejia is an Associate of the MGH Disparities Solutions Center, Faculty Director of the HMS ME518 Intensive Medical Spanish Course, and Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. Born in Guatemala and raised primarily in Mexico, Dr. Mejia graduated medical school with honors from the Monterrey Institute of Technology. After conducting clinical research at Baylor College of Medicine, she moved to Boston to pursue further training at Harvard and its affiliated hospitals. She has since completed a Medicine internship, Neurology residency, Movement Disorders fellowship, Master degree of Public Health, and postdoctoral fellowships in Neurostatistics and Neuroepidemiology as well as in Mental Health Policy. In 2010, she was appointed to the faculty of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital where she continues to provide clinical care, conduct health services research, supervise trainees, and engage in administrative leadership. As part of her efforts to improve access to neurology care while addressing disparities in neurology, Dr. Mejia created mechanisms for trainees to engage in these topics: the Partners Neurology Residency Program Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion for neurology residents, the MGH Neurology Community Health Diversity and Inclusion Internship for undergraduate and graduate students, and the MGH Neurology Youth Stroke Education program for high school students. Dr. Mejia has taught health professionals through invited grand rounds, CME courses, and presentations at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, the American Neurological Association Annual Meeting, the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society International Congress, and the Physicians for a National Health Program Annual Meeting. Her honors include the MGH Ernesto Gonzalez, HMS Harold Amos, and ANA Audrey S. Penn awards. In 2023, she was selected to the inaugural cohort of the Obama Foundation Leaders USA Program.

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Available: 01/10/22, Expires: 03/01/24

The Mass General Youth Neurology Education and Research Program engages youth from communities underrepresented in neurology. We particularly focus on providing educational and research opportunities to female, Black, Latinx, American Indian, and first-generation youth across Massachusetts. We aim to inspire by offering exposure to leading neurologists and neuroscientists from diverse backgrounds, equip through paid opportunities to engage in mentored educational and research activities, and empower with structured support to translate contributions into publications, presentations, and awards that facilitate the academic advancement of participating youth. Students with a passion for equity and justice, STEM education, healthcare workforce diversity can join our team to develop specific projects that may include implementation, data collection/analysis, publications. One area of current need is broadening curriculum/resources that may be useful to students applying to medical or other graduate school. More at: https://www.massgeneral.org/neurology/education-and-training/youth-research-and-education

International Clinical Electives - ME518M.41 Guatemala
International, 07/13/19 - 08/11/19
Limited-English Proficient Stroke Patients’ Care and Clinical Outcomes
Summer, 06/16/14 - 08/15/14

Research
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  1. (MEJIA, NICTE) Jul 1, 2017 - Jun 30, 2019
    MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL DEPARTMENT OF NEUROLOGY
    Cross Cultural Care in Neurology
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. (DORSEY, RAY) Jul 1, 2014 - Jun 30, 2016
    NATIONAL PARKINSON FOUNDATION & PCORI
    Using Technology to Deliver Multi-Disciplinary Care to Individuals with Parkinson's Disease in their Homes "ConnectPD"
    Role: Site Investigator
  3. (MEJIA, NICTE) Jul 1, 2012 - Jun 30, 2013
    HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL
    DCP Health Disparities Post Graduate Fellowship
    Role: Principal Investigator
  4. U01NS077179 (CUDKOWICZ, MERIT E) Sep 30, 2011 - Aug 31, 2028
    NIH
    Clinical Coordinating Center for the Network of Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials (NEXT - CCC)
    Role: Diversity supplement mentee (2015-2017)
  5. (MEJIA, NICTE) Jul 1, 2011 - Jun 30, 2013
    THE RAPPAPORT FOUNDATION
    Research Scholarship in Neuroscience
    Role: Principal Investigator

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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.